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Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #114

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #114

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

In my post about the Doctor Who TARDIS quilt finish, I mentioned how hard it can be to make gifts for the men in our lives. It seems to be equally difficult to find suitable patterns to embroidery for them.

However, in searching through my collection, I found this set of sea themed patterns that I think could be turned into some really fun Father’s Day (or birthday gifts.)

Add a Gone Fishin’ sign to either of the fish for a Dad who loves fishing.

The sea star could be paired with the words, “You are the Star of My Life.”

If you put the large sea shell in the center with the two smaller ones on either side, they could represent Daddy with his two little ones.

Get creative and see all the different ways you can find to use them.


Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Sea Shells, Sea Star and Fish


Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Sea Shells, Sea Star and Fish downloadable PDF



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For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link PartyIt provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

5. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post.

6. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

7.  It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.

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  • Susan Nixon
    June 12, 2017 11:22 pm

    Those would be cute on a lot of things, not even just for a boy or man. Thanks!

  • mary
    June 12, 2017 9:30 pm

    Those are great for summer too.

  • Catherine
    June 12, 2017 4:04 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting!
    I’ve left two links this week – one as an example of what you can make for men! I know it was an anniversary gift, but it might spark some imaginations and ideas on how to make quick gifts!

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